Syntax Sorceress LLC

Writer, editor, marketer, blogger, and social media maven.


I’ve spent more than a decade working my wordsmithing magic as the owner of Syntax Sorceress LLC. I love the autonomy of editorial freelancing and the constant influx of ideas and people that it brings into my life. Every project is different than the last, and that’s wonderfully challenging. I like being challenged. Maybe that’s why Seattle startups keep coming back to me to help them overcome internal and external communication hurdles… or why I self-published a book months after my second child was born … or why my first time playing D&D I was deemed “The Martha Stewart of DMs”…

Prior to freelancing, I was the lead copywriter at Cranium and a senior editor at I earned my bachelor of arts degree at Northwestern University’s esteemed Medill School of Journalism and even worked a few years in broadcast journalism before hanging up my microphone to focus on branding, game writing, and books.

Professionally, I’m most well known for my editorial work on family games, such as Cranium Family EditionWhoonu, Kabookii (Nintendo Wii), Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre GameSmithsonian Mission Museum, The Aggretsuko Card GameGudetama: The Lazy Card Game, and MythBusters Hit the Target Trivia Game; preschool toys, including the award-winning line of Cranium Bloom games, puzzles, and activity books; and adult party games, like Cranium WOW and Party Playoff.

My home base is Seattle, where I enjoy my favorite job: being a mom. Some of our favorite activities include gaming, reading, crafting, and going on adventures, near and far.

If you frequent these other online social-spheres, please stop by and say hello!

Facebook: My Castle Heart, Syntax Sorceress LLC
Twitter: mycastleheart
Pinterest: Angela Hylland
LinkedIn: Angela Taylor Hylland

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